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Coast-to-coast celebrations include welcoming Kelowna to the Swoop network
CALGARY, May 24, 2019 /CNW/ – Today Swoop celebrates three inaugural routes as part of its 2019 summer schedule. The routes include service from London, ON to both Abbotsford and Halifax, as well as service between Winnipeg and Kelowna.
The day-long inaugural celebrations begin at Halifax Stanfield Airport (YHZ) where Swoop President, Steven Greenway will send-off the 10:20a.m. flight to London International Airport (YXU). Travellers at participating airports can take part in a gate celebration that includes refreshments, sweet treats, gifts and more.
“Not only does today highlight three new routes, but it is also the induction of Kelowna into our network,” said Steven Greenway, President of Swoop. “We are welcoming many first-time Swoop travellers this month and are encouraged by research showing that more than 94% of those who try us would fly Swoop again.”†
†Based on a 2019 Swoop survey of 23,830 participants.
The inaugural-filled day concludes with a 9:46p.m. EST arrival at London International Airport (YXU) from Abbotsford International Airport (YXX).
Details of the May 24, 2019 inaugural flights
|Flight Number||Service between||Departure (local time)||Arrival (local time)|
|WO 315||Halifax to London, ON||10:20a.m.||11:40a.m.|
|WO 316||London, ON to Halifax||12:25p.m.||3:23p.m.|
|WO 415||Winnipeg to Kelowna||11:17a.m.||11:48a.m.|
|WO 416||Kelowna to Winnipeg||12:40p.m.||4:57p.m.|
|WO 223||London, ON to Abbotsford||12:10p.m.||1:52p.m.|
|WO212||Abbotsford to London, ON||2:45p.m.||9:46p.m.|
To round-out the summer schedule, Swoop looks forward to celebrating two more routes between Edmonton and Orlando on June 1, 2019 and between Kelowna and Las Vegas on June 27, 2019.
“We’re delighted to welcome another destination at Halifax Stanfield with Swoop service to London, Ontario,” said Joyce Carter, President & CEO, Halifax International Airport Authority. “We know that offering more choice and price points provides more reasons for passengers to travel to, from and through Halifax Stanfield, whether it’s for business or leisure. We appreciate Swoop’s confidence in our market through the addition of this new destination for us in Southern Ontario.”
“Swoop now offers three great options with ultra-low fares from London International, allowing passengers from Southwestern Ontario to reach cities across Canada,” says Michael Seabrook, President and CEO of London International. “Today’s additions of non-stop service to Halifax and Abbotsford (Vancouver) expands options, combining low-cost and easy, comfortable travel.”
“We serve our community by connecting our region to the world, and our collaboration with Swoop helps us continue building Winnipeg’s network,” said Barry Rempel, President and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. “We are committed to increasing travel options for our community to discover great destinations like Kelowna. This also gives more travellers an opportunity to discover all our city and province have to offer.”
“We are proud to welcome a new ultra-low-cost carrier to YLW,” said Sam Samaddar, Airport Director. “Having Swoop in Kelowna is a great opportunity for the Okanagan, as it gives travellers more options to fly, and explore other parts of Canada this summer.”
“The City of Abbotsford is pleased to congratulate Swoop on yet another new flight option from Abbotsford International Airport,” said Abbotsford Mayor, Henry Braun. “This new daily service to London, Ontario is great news for travellers from across our region. I look forward to seeing Swoop continue to expand their flight options at YXX.”
Flights are now available for booking through to October 26, 2019.
Details of Swoop’s May 24 inaugural service
|Service Offered||Weekly |
charges (ATC) base fare
|Taxes, fees |
|Winnipeg and |
|3 x weekly||$81.21||$37.79||$119CAD|
|London, ON and |
|Daily||7 x weekly||$100.04||$28.96||$129CAD|
|London, ON and |
|Daily, except |
|6 x weekly||$91.19||$27.81||$119CAD|
*Every day low fares. Lower promotional fares may be available during select travel periods.